When you’re hunting, your position is as important as your bow, arrows, and other equipment. Even if you have all of the best gear, you probably won’t get anything if you’re positioned anywhere that the game can sense you. Most animals have a great sense of vision and smell, so you have to treat these things seriously. One way to outsmart them is by using a tree stand, which puts you out of their line of vision and scent. Here are some of the best tree stand trips to make your hunt a success.
Generally speaking, the higher you set up your tree stand, the better. Many experts say that you should be at least 30 feet in the air. Many animals, such as deer, have a great sense of smell, so they can pick you up even if you’re 10 feet high. When shopping for a tree stand, make sure that it has high range capabilities.
Get a Gear Holder
Get a tree stand with a built in gear holder or buy a stand alone gear holder. Either way, you’ll need something for your binoculars, pack, and other equipment. Many people forget this, but once you get up in the tree it’s too late. Having to hold on to all your supplies while in the tree is uncomfortable and makes it hard to adjust for the perfect shot.
Use the Element of Surprise
The stand needs to go where the game is least expecting it. Similarly, it often helps to have stands set up in multiple spots so you can hunt fresh each and every day. If you don’t currently have the budget to get multiple stands, then you can also get a stand that can be carried on your back for easy transportation and adjustment.
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